Friday, April 11, 2014

Hiking and History

Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail by Bob Welch is the Newport Public Library's Community Read for 2014.  Programs for learning more about the Pacific Crest Trail and its history take place this coming weekend.

Local naturalist Linda Brodeur will lead a short and easy family hike through Mike Miller Park on Sunday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. Meet where the park adjoins the Community College parking lot; the hike ends at the Community Room of Oregon Coast Community College with trail mix, hot cocoa, and cookies.

After refreshments, National Park Service historian Stephen R. Mark presents “John Breckenridge Waldo – Oregon’s Own Thoreau.” Waldo hiked the Cascades in the early 20th century. Pages from his hiking journal are featured in Cascade Summer. That’s at 2:30 p.m. on April 13 in the OCCC Community Room. Newport Reads Cascade Summer! is sponsored by the Sylvia Beach Hotel, the Elizabeth Street Inn, and the Newport Public Library Foundation.

For more information, contact the Newport Public Library at 541-265-2153 or go to

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